The Lakeland Motor Museum will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War this weekend, by not only remembering the bravery of the thousands of soldiers who fought in the conflict, but those who worked to treat the wounded.

In addition to the long-standing WW1 display on the museum’s upper floor, an ambulance originally used during the war will be on display for one weekend only. Owned by local man Ken Atkinson, the Rhodia vehicle will be put on display for visitors on Saturday and Sunday. Some 70 million people fought in the war on all sides, with more than half suffering injuries as a direct result of the conflict. More than 8.5 million served in the British Armed Services, resulting in more than 1.5 million injuries and nearly one million fatalities.

Visitors this weekend will also be invited to donate to the Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal, for which almost £10,000 has been raised at the museum in the last four and a half years.

14 men from the Haverthwaite parish - where the Lakeland Motor Museum stands, were either killed in action during WW1 - or passed away later due to injuries sustained in battle. Each is remembered in the museum’s special display exhibit. Staff and visitors to the museum on Sunday will join the country to observe the two-minute Remembrance Day silence at 11am to pay their respects.